United Nurses Associations of California / Union of Health Care Professionals

United Nurses Associations of California
Union of Health Care Professionals


Staff Representative

Based in San Dimas, CA


This position represents members within the Kaiser West Los Angeles Healthcare Professionals Association (KWHPA) affiliate and is responsible for guiding and advising the affiliate officers and members; building leadership, activism and solidarity; representing and advancing the Union in our members’ workplaces; negotiating and enforcing collective bargaining agreements; handling, negotiating and resolving grievances and other disputes; and supporting, educating and providing direction to Affiliate officers and representatives. The job will be located in the UNAC/UHCP Headquarters office.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES (include but are not limited):

  • Promotes solidarity and collective bargaining, builds bargaining power, identifies workplace injustices and grievances, and increases membership and member activism.
  • Plans for, develops proposals for, and conducts negotiations for collective bargaining agreements, in collaboration with Affiliates and UNAC/UHCP’s officers and other staff members.
  • Identifies, investigates, drafts, files, pursues, and resolves workplace disputes, including grievances and other injustices; negotiates resolutions to such disputes; and processes grievances up to and including arbitration and/or mediation
  • Responds to Affiliate officers and representatives, and members’ needs, including workplace meetings, grievance handling, problem solving and making rounds. Deploys Union resources for assigned Affiliate(s) and members
  • Responds to telephone calls from members, Human Resources, and management representatives in a timely manner.
  • Conceptualizes, plans for, and conducts internal organizing to increase membership, activism, leadership and bargaining power.
  • Organizes, recruits, trains, orients, develops, and assists activist members and leaders in assigned Affiliates in order to empower them to achieve goals described above through solidarity, activism, and leadership
  • Conceptualizes, plans, and implements new initiatives to achieve goals and duties described herein
  • Attends assigned Affiliate(s) general membership meetings when invited or necessitated.
  • Formulates and participates in Union educational activities (teach, backup, support as appropriate).
  • Participates in Union activities as a representative of UNAC/UHCP i.e. Central Labor Councils, leafleting, picketing, etc.


  • Current, active RN, NP, PA, OD, PT or OT License or other appropriate professional license; if no healthcare professional license, B.A. or B.S., in a relevant field or background in labor movement and/or progressive movement.
  • Good standing with BRN or appropriate licensing agency (if applicable).
  • Understanding of current Collective Bargaining Agreement(s).
  • Good interpersonal skills, ability to communicate and interact effectively with Affiliate leadership and Union members.
  • Ability to work well independently, manage multiple projects simultaneously and meet deadlines.
  • Salaried position; may require nonstandard work hours and/or weekend and holiday work.
  • Extensive travel may be required; valid current California Driver’s License.
  • Background in labor movement and/or progressive movements

Salary $76.994– $95.737. We provide a comprehensive package including medical and dental benefits for employee and dependents, optical allowance for employee and dependents, life Insurance for employee, defined benefit pension plan, 401K and flexible spending accounts, auto allowance, education program which includes tuition/course reimbursement and paid time off to take approved courses, vacation, sick leave, holidays, flexible personal time off, plus time off between Christmas day and New Year’s day. This position is covered by a Collective Bargaining Agreement with United Nurses Staff Union (UNSU). Salaries and benefits are subject to change based on future Collective Bargaining Agreements

Submit a current résumé reflecting qualifications for this position to Careers@unacuhcp.org. Please reference “Staff Representative – KWHPA” in the subject line.

UNAC/UHCP is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, including those who are 40 and over, ancestry, color, religious creed (including religious dress and grooming practices), disability (mental and physical) including HIV and AIDS, marital status, medical condition, genetic expression, sexual orientation, military or veteran status, and any other protected class or activity under California law.

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